7 Surprising Ways to Do Better in School

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7 Surprising Ways to Do Better in School // eyeliner wings & pretty things

In terms of academics, there are a lot of ways to do better in school. Obviously, studying can help, but I’m talking about the ways you might not think of. Especially ways that don’t necessarily mean spending more time reading textbooks or staring at flashcards.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect College Kitchen

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The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Kitchen in College - What You Need For A Kitchen in College // ew & pt

Though this area of college housing is often overlooked, it’s one of the most important ones. Sophomore year my dorm kitchen was the hot spot for all of my best studying and productive moments. Junior year the dorm kitchen was always full of life and it was the hotspot for socializing. Plus, sometimes we even cooked in there. I also may or may not have set some food on fire in there but that’s beside the point.

The perfect dorm kitchen can be achieved when you know the right items and the right systems to bring to the table.

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How to Survive Living With Multiple Roommates

Survive Living With Multiple Roommates - Tips for Living with Roommates // ew & pt

Throughout college, I’ve gone from one roommate to multiple roommates. By multiple, I’m talking 6-8 of us in one house. After freshman year, most of the housing situations are living with a house full of people. It’s super intimidating. Plus, I went in with only one or two friends, meaning I lived with a handful of random girls. That sounds even scarier, but I ended up making a lot of friends!Although living with that many girls seems like a nightmare, it was an overall good experience. There were always ups and downs and major pet peeves, but I’m going to impart some real wisdom for living with a lot of housemates.

Whether you’re living with friends or not, I promise you’ll want to punch everyone in the house at some point. Confined spaces and a bunch of girls who are all stressed about college can be dangerous. I also promise that other nights you’ll be on cloud nine. There were always ups and downs and major pet peeves, but I’m going to impart some real wisdom and some handy tips for living with a lot of housemates.

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How to Form Relationships with Professors

How to Form Relationships with Professors - Making Connections with Professors / ew & pt

I know! I was skeptical, too. I went into college thinking going to get coffee with professors and talking to them about non-academic things was a load of B.S. Honestly, I assume a lot of college-related tips and insights are sort of B.S. But, as a senior, I can promise you that it is possible to form relationships with professors that go beyond sitting in their class.

There are some professors whose office hours I visit to chat and others who I tell about my blog and it’s lovely. Plus, it’s important to form relationships with professors. It can help you learn industry insights, make networking connections for internships and jobs, have a great reference during your career hunt or grad school application process and they can even be a great source of advice. Plus, when you make strong connections with professors they become a wonderful resource.

To clarify, by “relationships with professors” I am not talking about some PLL Aria and Ezra, student and teacher kind of business. Don’t do that. I digress. Here’s how to make some strong, genuine (non-morally ambiguous) connections with your college professors.

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